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Dangerous Fish: 10 Fish You Need to Handle With Care

Dangerous Fish: 10 Fish You Need to Handle With Care

These 10 dangerous fish have teeth, spines, stingers, and tails that will wreck your day if you're not careful. Here's how to unhook them properly.
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from Joe Robert Nels... wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

You think THOSE are bad. The Sawfish can cut you COMPLETELY in half.

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from Tom Angelo wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

I made the mistake once of catching some baby bullheads in a mass. I picked one up and it stuck to my thumb. No big deal I thought, I pulled him off and the pain began. My thumb throbbed for over an hour. One inch long and they pack a punch that you wont soon forget.

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from Mike Johnson wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

I believe the moray eel should be on your list. They are a pain to remove from your line, wiggling and thrashing around with their sharp teeth chomping at you. I suggest cutting the line if you can't release it without bringing the slimy monster up out of water.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

-It's not just alligator gar that can be dangerous, even the smaller ones (longnose, shortnose, etc.) pack a mouthful of razor sharp teeth, and when one comes into the boat flopping, you get out of the way!
-It's going to sound weird, but the one fish that's worthy of that list is none other than the bluegill. A little sunfish doesn't sound very threatening, but they have numerous needle-sharp spines on their fins, and when one of them jabs you in the hand, it hurts like he!!.

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from Josey wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

What about electric eels?

Don't large halibut have the ability to break legs if brought into the boat alive?

Oh, what about the stories of people grabbing extremely large catfish during noodling adventures? I know of one guy that lost a finger, but the culprit was a large snapping turtle that happened to be taking a nap at the noodling spot. Other handfishermen have told me that the large catfish they have grabbed actually tried to drown them.

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from captjim wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

It should be Gafftopsail one word. A lot of folks also say Sheep Head which is correctly pronounced Sheepshead. Which by the way tastes every bit as good as snapper. Some people call them "poor mans snapper" and some restaurants actually serve them in place of snapper on the menu.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

-It's not just alligator gar that can be dangerous, even the smaller ones (longnose, shortnose, etc.) pack a mouthful of razor sharp teeth, and when one comes into the boat flopping, you get out of the way!
-It's going to sound weird, but the one fish that's worthy of that list is none other than the bluegill. A little sunfish doesn't sound very threatening, but they have numerous needle-sharp spines on their fins, and when one of them jabs you in the hand, it hurts like he!!.

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from Mike Johnson wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

I believe the moray eel should be on your list. They are a pain to remove from your line, wiggling and thrashing around with their sharp teeth chomping at you. I suggest cutting the line if you can't release it without bringing the slimy monster up out of water.

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from Tom Angelo wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

I made the mistake once of catching some baby bullheads in a mass. I picked one up and it stuck to my thumb. No big deal I thought, I pulled him off and the pain began. My thumb throbbed for over an hour. One inch long and they pack a punch that you wont soon forget.

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from captjim wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

It should be Gafftopsail one word. A lot of folks also say Sheep Head which is correctly pronounced Sheepshead. Which by the way tastes every bit as good as snapper. Some people call them "poor mans snapper" and some restaurants actually serve them in place of snapper on the menu.

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from Josey wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

What about electric eels?

Don't large halibut have the ability to break legs if brought into the boat alive?

Oh, what about the stories of people grabbing extremely large catfish during noodling adventures? I know of one guy that lost a finger, but the culprit was a large snapping turtle that happened to be taking a nap at the noodling spot. Other handfishermen have told me that the large catfish they have grabbed actually tried to drown them.

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from Joe Robert Nels... wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

You think THOSE are bad. The Sawfish can cut you COMPLETELY in half.

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